Tuesday, August 14, 2012

B.M.W.B #33 - Olympics Family Night 'The Blood and the Glory'

or it could be blood and gore - y. If you have a sensitive streak you may not want to read on.
With the Olympics being on and reading about Simone's Family Olympics I thought 'why not?'. On Saturday afternoon we invited another family to join us, dressed up as whatever countries they wanted to be - no problems if there were double ups.

I made medals, thought of activities - long jump in the hall: with a jumping pad, a landing pit/blanket and a tape measure; hurdles/obstacle course: outdoor benches, around the washing line, kick a ball, under the tramp sprint finish; Sprints: down the drive, onto the footpath, touch the neighbours letterbox and back.... there were some other ideas but we didn't get to them.
In fact during the hurdle heats (first activity) one of official timers decided to stand on a large Thomas train with wheels to watch and his little brother thought maybe he would pull him along.... concrete face plant anyone?
Massive amounts of blood, I mean massive! and rather a lot of screaming (from injured child)... and we thought it might be off to the emergency room or after hours doctor. However the patient, though difficult to console, wasn't going to miss out on his Olympics night.  He stayed on (the nurse next door gave us the ok) and even competed in the long jump and later the sprints.  It looks even worse in real life.

We finished the night watching some gymnastics, eating chips, pizza and ice-cream (we had earned it!!) and having a medal ceremony.

What did I learn? That family nights are incredibly important and special to my No.1 son. He adores the anticipation and the doing, the focus and specialness. And he's pretty brave to boot.
This year I am making more of a conscious effort to have quality moments with my boys. B.M.W.B (becoming the mama I want to be)  is my way of recording and hopefully inspiring other mama’s too. Please inspire me with the little moments you are snatching with your little people OR with ideas I could do with mine. If you have blogged about it please leave a comment so we can all visit and encourage each other.
Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be.
Do you ever have family plans that go astray?


Jess B said...

Aw little man! That's one decent split lip! Poor kiddo, but so brave. A great family idea Miriam (again!). I think our Elliot would really enjoy this too...

Sophie Slim said...

This is so so so so sosososososoososo coooool!! Infact, i'm book marking it as a future idea to do with the fam :)


Miriam said...

Yup it was pretty awful - and very bloody!

Miriam said...

Thanks we had a really fun time together